The Physics of Sailing Explained (Paperback)
Authoritative yet accessible, this work will enable readers to better grasp how sails, keels and hulls work together to keep sailboats moving--and will sharpen their skills with a more subtle and thorough appreciation of why various boat design features are present and why certain tactics work in certain situations.
Bryon D. Anderson is a professor of physics at Kent State University and an avid sailor. As a graduate student, he spent many summers sailing Lake Erie, even making a trip to Canada and back, and has since developed a passion for cruising and club racing. This is his first nautical book.